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Happy June everyone.  This year is just speeding by at an alarming rate.  Are any of you suffering from June Gloom?  Here in my neck of the woods, it's something that starts on and off in May and continues at the zigzag rate through July.  That's why I enjoy the sunny ones as much as possible when they're here.

As for cooking this week-We're celebrating somewhat around my house.  Our son and future daughter-in-law found a home.  If all goes well, they'll probably move out in about 6 weeks.

We are excited, worried and a bit sad.  Excited for them, worried for them and sad for us.

You see, this means we are becoming "empty nesters".  No more dinners for 4 every night.  Hopefully both they and our daughter and son-in-law and grandkids will still join us for dinner once a week.  I was able to not have to cook until tonight with all the ribs and sides I made last Sunday!

Here will be the challenges for me-I'll have to learn to make dinner for 2, shop for 2, and wash clothes for just 2.   Even when I wasn't married-I still cooked, shopped and cleaned for 4.  

I have to say though, because my ever-lovin' hates sandwiches in his lunch bucket, I won't have to learn to fast.  I've always made just that little bit more to package up his noon time meal.

What I will be watching is how much less I'll be spending in the market, how many trips to Costco I will be able to cut out and how much less time I'll spend in the kitchen.  My love of cooking will still be strong, but how much do 2 people need to eat???

My feeling is that this won't be an easy adjustment.  I've enjoyed being the "family" chef.  I love hearing how much the meal is enjoyed, seeing the delight on everyone's face when I come up with a new type of cookie or brownie, quick bread combination or waffle additions.

Pretty much, I'm inviting you all to be part of my journey from short order chef to romantic dinners for two.

Life's a party-you just have to find out what the size of the guest list is and provide accordingly.

Friday-Dinner for two?

BIG DISAPPOINTMENT-THE HOUSE TURNED OUT TO BE “A TERMINAL CANCER PATIENT THAT WAS GIVEN PLASTIC SURGERY” ACCORDING TO THE INSPECTOR-SO NO ONE‘S MOVING YET.  BUT THIS IS STILL A GREAT SUBJECT FOR THE WEEK-NO?

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      Mz. Queen wrote Jun 1, 2009
    • My daughter and her husband are trying to buy a house as well and their deal fell through too not sure why but I know it was for the best. They drive an 18wheeler and have no place where they actually live. They just visit the folks when they need a break.



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      Carine Nadel wrote Jun 2, 2009
    • hope both our kids find a home they will love soon.

      then again, my daughter and son-in-law live in his late grandmother’s home-trust me, the 18 wheeler would be better-I swear.



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